Norway Things to Do

  • The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
    The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
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  • Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
    Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
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  • Mount Fløien
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Norway Things to Do

  • Vigelandsparken

    Oslo Things to Do

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with exciting ideas

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  • Mount Fløien

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    In my opinion, one "must-do," even on the shortest visit, is to go to the top of Mount Fløyen. You can walk up if you like, but the most fun way is to take the Fløybanen funicular. Atop the mountain, you are rewarded with excellent views of Bergen and the sea. Facilities at the top include a cafeteria (only open weekends in Winter), a souvenir...

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  • Preikestolen & Kjeragbolten

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Nidarosdomen, the cathedral of Trondheim dates back to the year 1070 and with its giant facade, decorated with 3 rows of statues of bishops, saints and kings it is one of the most significant gothic churches on earth. Nidaros was the ancient name of Trondheim and that is where the name comes from. Take a closer look at the facade and you will see...

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  • Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    When I booked the tour for Oslo, I had thought that we might get to the Kon Tiki museum the Vasa Museum or the Vigeland museum. But instead, we stopped at the Viking Museum. Here we saw three huge old ships, the Gokstad Ship, the Oseberg Ship and the Tune Ship. These 3 ships were found in separate Royal burial mounds by the Oslo Fjord. The ships...

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  • Fish Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    One of the best fishmarkets I have ever visited just a pity everything is so expensive. All the vendors were nice and gave us samples to try. If not for that I do not think that I would ever have had whalemeat

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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Lysefjord is one of the most visited fjord in Noway. One often see people siting on a huge square rock. Its a scary view sometimes. That flat rock is here. One can take Lysefjord Sight*seeing boat. It will take you to the best area of the Fjord within one hour or two. You really enjoy the day trip.

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  • Bakklandet, Gamle Bybro and the wharfs

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Next to Gamle Bybro you will find the most attractive of these old wodden houses along the river Nida. They certainly look best in the morning-sun and when you take the pics from one of the bridges there. Next to the bicycle-lift there is also a small square that will reach to the river and will allow you to make photos of the houses of the...

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  • Aker Brygge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with strong wind along the fjord it's better just to skip it. (Sorry no photos)

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  • Hansa Bryggen

    Bergen Things to Do

    The soul of Bergen are the old warehouses Bryggen (translated from Norwegian - dock), overlooking the harbor. The distinctive facade of the houses is the face of Bergen. In the past they were the center of the Hanseatic League. Now they are converted into shops and galleries, ethnographic workshops and are part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. It’s...

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  • Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means �Old Stavanger� in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. I really...

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  • Munkholmen and Ravnkloa

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Benedictine monks built a monestry here, prob first in Scandinavia. In ancient times the island was used as Trontheim's excecution grounds. Today it has recreational facilities and can be reached by ferry

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  • Norwegian Folk Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Another interesting part of the Museum is the exhibition on Sami life and culture. Here, there were models dressed in Sami clothing, I could see how the Sami lived and how they hunted. It was very interesting. Part of the prized display, is the pair of Sami baptismal boots, made of white fur from a reindeer calf, which is considered the finest...

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  • Buildings, streets and Alleys

    Bergen Things to Do

    A little behind the iconic warehouses begins the old town of Bergen. All the small streets with white houses are wonderful. I noticed that most of them are paved, just as in my home city Plovdiv. Interesting paintings on the walls diversify visitors. Even the small table with flowers in front of one house was really charming in the sunny winter...

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  • Stavanger domkirke

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It is 2011, and we are in Stavanger not long after the "Oslo Massacre" had taken place. Many of the dead were still being buried, and this was the case in Stavanger, there was a funeral being held for one of the victims. Outside the Cathedral, were many flowers and condolences left there by the people of Stavanger and others. In the afternoon, we...

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  • Ringve Music Museum and botanical garden

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Ringve-museum is not only interesting for its great collection of musical instruments but it is also a great farm-building with lovely houses made of wood and an interesting park around of it.

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  • Kon Tiki Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Kon Tiki museum is one of the trio (with Fram and the Viking ships museums) settled on the Bydgoy peninsula facing downtown Oslo. Unlike the other two, this particular locale brings rather mixed feelings. I have not been a fan of Thor Heyerdahl for very long time and I came to this shrine of his with the slight hope that something might convince me...

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  • City centre / Waterfront / Parks

    Bergen Things to Do

    Have a stroll in the beauiful neighbourhood of Nordnes, in the centre of Bergen. Nordnes is a peninsula and neighbourhood in the city centre. Here you will find the typical Bergen houses, ie small wooden houses, and narrow cobbled street. At the tip of Nordnes is Nordnesparken and the Aquarium. Main road: Walk the road Markeveien north-east...

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  • Flor og Fjære Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This year (2010) we've been very lucky to visit two beautiful gardens - Keukenhof in Holland and Flor&Fjaere in Norway. In order to visit Flor&Fjaere you have to book a boat trip from Stavanger; if possible on a sunny day:). A nice 20 minutes boat trip and you are on Sør-Hidle island. The trip is expensive (it also includes a lunch or a dinner -...

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  • Torvet

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The monument of OLAV TRYGGVASON, also known as Holy Olav,who was the founder of Trondheim is situated in the centre of the giant townsquare. He was born in Russia and started to introduce christianity to Norway. He was forced to leave the country,but some time later he returned to fight for his throne and was killed in the battle of Stiklestad. He...

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  • City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    One of the rooms at City Hall is so amazing that it deserves an additional tip. It is called the Krogh Room. It took my breath away. I had already said "wow" several times while visiting City Hall, but said "wow" the whole time while visiting the Krogh Room ;) The paintings in this room, which is designed in gothic style, cover the whole walls,...

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  • Mount Ulriken

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen is surrounded by seven hills/mountains, of which Mt. Ulriken is the highest one. One can go by a nice cable car up, but there are also many paths for those who want to make it on their own and walk/hike all the way up. Up on the hill there is no restaurant; in that sense Mt. Floyen was nicer place. It also had more places to sit and watch...

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  • Hafsfjord

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a popular beach. The fjord is shallow with a narrow opening into the ocean, which means that bathing temperatures are often higher here than on the Jæren beaches. And I must admit I prefer sunbathing on grass rather than on sand! A part of the beach is reserved for surfers. The linked page is in norwegian, press "Kart...

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  • Norwegian University of Science and...

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Don't forget to stop by the bookstore and get a souvenir. Like all college bookstores, NTNU carries school-related paraphernalia and souvenir. Unfortunately, like other college bookstores, its price ain't cheap. However, some are good for their price. While visiting NTNU, I bought a keychain that looks like the school logo (a square-shaped pewter...

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  • Akershus Fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Not everything is open on Mondays in Oslo. The Akershus fortress is. It was built in the 13th century to overlook the river and defend the city. In the grounds, there are a load of cannons and sculptures. It's free to enter the grounds, and rather attractive.

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  • Fjords

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    The fjord from the North Sea into Bergen is a beautiful one and should not be missed. Be on deck in order to enjoy the cruise, best at the end of the day when there is a lot of activity in the harbor and fjord. In our case, the ship was the Holland American Line Prinsendam which has many viewing areas and can easily clear the bridges into Bergen.

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  • Breiavatnet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    In Stavanger, I found many statues and monuments. They were in parks and streets, they seemed to pop up everywhere. The most important statue is of a Gazelle by the Lake, one I looked at, but somehow haven't a photo of is “Dedicated to the Men and Women of Norwegian Blood who have contributed to the Building of America.” Another statue was of a...

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  • Vår Frue Kirke

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Vår Frue Kirke does not look very special from outside, but the interior is really worth seeing although this church is also a so-called "open church" that means it is open all day and even untill 11.00pm and it is used also as a place to warm up, drink some coffee or take a nap on one of the benches by homeless people, drug addicts etc. But dont...

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  • Karl Johansgate

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    This is the main street in Oslo, connecting the Central Oslo Station (famous as Oslo S) and The Royal Palace. Except the shops and the nice architechture buildings, the street includes many of Oslo's tourist attractions - The Royal Palace, Stortinget (The Norwegian Parliament), The National Theater, The Old University Buildings, Park Spikersuppa...

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  • Edvard Grieg / Troldhaugen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    After touring Grieg's home you can take a stroll down the path leading to the fjord at the bottom of the hill. There you will find Grieg's grave, he died in 1907, marked with a large plaque set among the pines. It is a very serene and beautiful place.

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  • Oljemuseet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though. The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into the industry. Expect to follow a trail of learning about petroleum from its origin of one million years ago to the exploration and production of oil...

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  • Kristiansten

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Kristiansten fortress was built on a small hill above Trondheim and it dates back to the year 1691. There is a museum. but that was under reconstruction, while I was in Trondheim in September 2009. At least I was able to enter the innercourt and see some old cannons and get a great view over the city from up there.

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  • Holmenkollen

    Oslo Things to Do

    The Holmenkollen ski jump is one of Oslo's most popular sporting destinations and also a major tourist attraction in itself. Inside the complex is a ski museum and the site on a hilltop over the city offers fantastic views of the city

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  • Aquarium

    3 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen akvariet was found in 1960. It has about 60 aquariums, representing one of the most extensive collections of marine fauna in Europe. There are seals and penguins in large outisde pools. They also have a cinema with 3D films on Bergen and Norwegian coast. If you are staying in Bergen for more than a couple of days, give it a try. Open on...

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  • Jæren - beaches

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    You don't have to go to Jæren to find beaches, although the Jæren beaches are bigger and more sandy. The city beaches are spread along Gandsfjorden, they are small and cozy. Go by bus no 4 to Rosenli or no 6 to Godalen and walk between the buildings down walkways to the fjord (see my Rosenli tip or the "bike or hike" tip right above for more info...

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  • Stiftsgården

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Royal Residence was built in 1778 and is made of wood! There are guided tours through the rooms and to judge from the pictures on the websites that I have seen, it must be really worthwhile! Unfortunately our time was limited, so we did not go inside, but we did enjoy the surrounding gardens, where many Trondheimers were relaxing in the sun!

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  • Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The Palace is a symbol of the Norwegian history. It was made as a residence for King Carl Johan in 1849 but it was not finished util his death. The Royal Palace is owned by the state and there live the royal family which actually has no real political power in the country, only a representative. The current monarch is Harald V. It is open for 2...

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  • Tours and Activities

    Bergen Things to Do

    Though a major city, you don?t have to travel far before you are in prime birding habitat. One area that is well worth a visit is Kalandsvatnet. This large lake is surrounded by woodlands and farmland. At Kalandsvika you will find a observation tower that looks over reedbeds with such species as Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting. If you need a guide...

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  • Botanical garden

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The botanical garden is always open, and the entrance is free! Sundays in the period 9 june - 29 sept from 12 o'clock - 3 p.m. there is a free barbecue, that is the charcoal is lit and you can bring whatever you want to grill, and members of "Botanisk hages venner" (Friends of the botanical garden) sell icecream, coffee, herb tea, waffles,...

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  • The bicyckle lift Trampe

    Trondheim Things to Do

    This is a really funny and also unique sight : A lift that helps cyclers to go uphill with the help of a tiny platform, where they post there right foot, while sitting on the bicycle and they are pushed uphill that way. Unfortunately you will need a special card in order to use this lift, but I am sure watching others is a lot better than taking it...

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  • Fjord

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    We came to Oslo on a cruise ship and had the opportunity to leave through the fjord when evening was falling. It was magical. Small seaside towns dot the landscape. Sailing boats were out. Ferries ply the waters. And there are rocks and lighthouses. If you have the chance to cruise to the open sea, by all means stay on deck and enjoy a special trip...

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  • Museums / Memorials

    Bergen Things to Do

    The main pedestrian street in Bergen connecting the fish market with one of its more prominent churches has a monument to the city heroes throughout the history of Norway – from the times of the Viking exploits to contemporary chores. The panel over the statues of the Vikings has a curious interpretation of the lands they visited. The totem-looking...

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  • Sculptures general

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It was allways a nice to find over the corner a nice statue having the roots in the old stories of the city. I will post here some photos with the statues I love. They are so real and they are making from Stavanger a warm city. They make you feel at home even if you are thousands kilometers away from your place. The scenes are so familiar and it...

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  • Lekendal Stadium

    Trondheim Things to Do

    If you are interested in football you might not know so many norwegian teams, but Rosenborg is a team you must have heard about. And also their legendary coach Nils Arne Eggen, who quit in 2002. (Allthough I heard he would return now (again)) It's not easy for me to write this next part as I am from Oslo and my team is Vålenga... ;) But Rosenborg...

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  • Fram Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The Gjoa was the first ship to be sailed through the entire Northwest Passage. Roald Amundsen and his six companions accomplished this in 1903-06. We saw the Gjoa is a part of the Fram Museum. It was a wet day, and the Ship is outside in the weather. At that time, it wasn't open to the public and was partially covered, so we couldn't see the...

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